With temperatures peeking into the upper 30s here in northern Vermont this past weekend, everyone's thinking about tapping maple trees and getting maple syrup production under way. Besides being a major source of income for many, there are plenty of small farms and homesteads who produce just enough syrup for a year's supply for their family, or just enough to say "we did it." And why not? It's fun and something the whole family can enjoy.
Wondering where to start? I've compiled this article that will get you started with your own hobby sugaring operation. Want to run out now and buy your supplies? I've got help with gathering and buying supplies, too.
Happy sugaring season!Photo © Flickr user looseends, used with permission.